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Sam H. Jones

May 15, 1938 ~ November 15, 2021 (age 83)

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Sam H. Jones, 83, of Vandalia, Illinois, passed away Monday, November 15, 2021, at Fayette County Hospital,  Vandalia, IL. 

Graveside Service with Military Rites will be held at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, November 23, 2021, at Griffith Cemetery, Rural Brownstown, with Rev. John Wehrle officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Monday, November 22, 2021, at  First United Methodist Church, Vandalia, IL.  Memorials: Fayette County Cancer Fund. Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL, is in charge of arrangements. Online memories and condolences may be shared with the family at

He was born May 15, 1938, in Wartburg, TN, the son of Fred O. & Lenna (Hamby) Jones. Married Judith Ann Flowers on June 15, 1967, in Brownstown, IL. Judy passed away on October 1, 1990. Sam worked at the Vandalia Correctional Center for 32 years. He retired in 1998 as a case work supervisor. Sam was a US Army Veteran and was affiliated with the First United Methodist Church, Vandalia, IL. He was a Cumberland University Alumni and loved spending time with his grandchildren. 

He is survived by: Daughters - Amy Jones, Mary Holman & Scott and Heather Thompson & Cody, all of Vandalia, IL; Sister - Margaret Messer and Brother - Jim Jones, both of Wartburg, TN; and Grandchildren - Zack Thompson, Madisyn Holman, Nolan Holman & Wade Thompson. 

Preceded in death by: His Parents; Wife; 4 Brothers; and 7 Sisters.

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November 22, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
First United Methodist Church
127 N 4th. St.
Vandalia, IL 62471

Graveside Service
November 23, 2021

10:00 AM
Griffith Cemetery
Co Rd 1470
Brownstown, IL 62418

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